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1

Why did Othello trust Iago over D?

Patriarchy, a mans word was his entire honour during this era

2

What was Othello's main hubris typical of a tragedy

- jealousy

3

What did Desdemona embody

Venetian civility

4

How did Iago yield the Great Chain of being

Reference to appetites throughout and animalistic beastial imagery, man was constantly caught between animal appetite and divine reason

5

Great chain of being?

The order of ranking in renaissance from king to pauper, sinful to betray master or upset order

6

Black men?

Hyper-sexualised, animalistic

7

Comparison of moorish Aaron in Titus Andronicus?

'Barbarous' stereotype, hypersexuality, cunning Iago villain

8

What happened to a cuckolded man in Shakespeare's time?

He would grow horns